DSC Announces Formation of Conservation Advisory board
During the 2019 Convention and Expo, a group of top-level conservation experts will convene for DSC’s Conservation Advisory Board (CAB). This new group is charged with the mission of providing subject matter expertise with both regional and global perspectives on needed research, program development <g class=”gr_ gr_17 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Punctuation only-ins replaceWithoutSep” id=”17″ data-gr-id=”17″ style=”box-sizing: border-box; “>and</g> advocacy. The CAB will advise and assist the DSC Board of Directors and the DSC Grants Committee on domestic and international conservation issues to ensure that DSC’s mission fulfillment is focused most appropriately.
The first meeting is to be held at Mogambo: Dagga Boy Danger, January 17-20 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and Omni Hotel Dallas in Downtown Dallas.
The CAB is comprised of some renowned scientists, policymakers <g class=”gr_ gr_7 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Punctuation only-ins replaceWithoutSep” id=”7″ data-gr-id=”7″ style=”box-sizing: border-box;”>and</g> researchers, who will all offer their expertise on the greatest conservation needs from their respective subject matter and regions.
New board members include Jeff Crane (Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation), Khalil Karimov (wildlife biologist, IUCN Central Asia Group chair), Rob Keck (director of conservation for Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s), Shane Mahoney (Conservation Visions Inc.), Tamas Marghescu (director general of CIC), Ron Regan (executive director of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies) and Danene van der Westhuyzen (professional hunter and president of the Namibia Professional Hunting Association). Corey Mason, DSC’s executive director, also a Certified Wildlife Biologist™, is the staff liaison to this prestigious board. [Read more]